Story: Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars

'Taringa Whakarongo' fundraising poster, 1941

This fundraising poster from the New Zealand National Savings Committee was produced in 1941. It appeals to Māori to lend money to the government's National Savings scheme through the Post Office, so soldiers can be provided with food, weapons and uniforms. It was unusual for posters to be produced in te reo Māori (the Māori language) – possibly because government messages were usually delivered orally on marae.

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Monty Soutar, 'Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars - Second World War: the Māori war effort', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/36689/taringa-whakarongo-fundraising-poster-1941 (accessed 17 February 2019)

Story by Monty Soutar, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016